At least two people were killed, and 55 were wounded in recent violence:
Security forces wounded 27 demonstrators at protests in Dhi Qar province.
Protesters tried to storm the governor’s home in Hilla. Four of them were taken for medical treatment after they were overcome by tear gas. Separately, a hand grenade was tossed at a mosque, but no casualties were reported.
Also, Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr ordered his blue hat followers to disband. The group had been harassing anti-government protesters.
In Baghdad, gunmen on motorcycles shot and killed Nizar Dhanoun, the Chief Executive Officer at al-Rasheed TV.
Gunmen seriously wounded a lawyer, Ali Maarij, near the Dhi Qar Appeals Court building in Nasariya.
An ISIS militant was killed in Riyadh.
In Daquq, a rocket attack left no casualties.
A new offensive against the Islamic State was launched in Anbar province.